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April 2013

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☑ Python destructor drawbacks

Python’s behaviour with regards to destructors can be a little surprising in some cases.

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23 Apr 2013 at 10:48AM in Software
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☑ When is a closure not a closure?

Python’s simple scoping rules occasionally hide some surprising behaviour.

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10 Apr 2013 at 3:41PM in Software
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☑ The Dark Arts of C++ Streams

I’ve always avoided C++ streams as they never seemed as convenient as printf() and friends for formatted output, but I’ve decided I should finally take the plunge.

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8 Apr 2013 at 12:28PM in Software
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☑ Function Template Fun

Function template specialisation is a tricky beast — the short answer is, avoid it.

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3 Apr 2013 at 1:12PM in Software
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